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of folks were expecting president obama to come out and announce that they had decided to move forward unilaterally move forward without congressional approval, and that's not what he said. he said he has decided that military action is the right next step but that he is going to put the matter to a vote in congress, and of course we know in the past several days, more and more members of congress have been saying that they want a vote, and they think they deserve a vote before president obama actually launches any type of military strike, so it appears as though those voices have won in this case, so this will be put to a congressional vote. a couple things that stood out to me, craig. president obama saying that the chairman of the joint chiefs told him he is ready to move forward with military action, and that it's not necessarily time sensitive, that if this occurs in a month they would still be able to weaken assad's military capabilities. so that is one of the things that stood out. another thing, you didn't hear president obama say he was going to call congress back right now, a
it matters here if nothing is done. >> uma: fleet awading word from president obama. if america launches an attack. we will largely go it alon, as the international community stands mostly silent. the white house says intel shows with high confidence bashar assad, a man they call a thug and murder gassed his own people including hundreds of children. hello, i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> uma: we begin with live coverage in latest development of the syrian crisis. a team of military experts and analysts, including colonel oliver north on how the mission may unfold. house foreign affairs member, iliana ross layton will join us for more on the debate whether the president needs the okay from congress before he moves ahead with the military strike. live reports on what is happening on the ground on syria from connor powell, molly henneberg. we have coverage and breaking news with conor powell. >> reporter: the u.n. inspectors left syria today wrapping up a four-day trip. they are investigating claims of a chemical wh
>>> fox alert. president obama announcing plans to move forward now with a military strike in syria. his speech punctuating a week of case-making from the administration. the president now calling for the congressional approval to retaliate against the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. welcome to news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. a short time ago the president saying that for diplomacy, the time for diplomacy is over. he will now seek authorization from congress to pursue military action. listen. >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. to not be an open didn't ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. i'm confident we can hold the assad regime responsible for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> congressional correspondent mike emmanuel live from wall. mike? >> reporter: heather, after a lot of grumbling about lacking deta
up next. he will get on that breaking news out of the house of commons. >>> the obama administration lays out its case for taking the country to another middle east conflict. this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace. top administration officials are briefing congressional leaders this evening on their case for launching an attack against syria. secretary of state kerry, defense secretary hagel, national security adviser susan rice and james clapper are all laying out evidence the assad regime was responsible for the chemical attack last week that killed hundreds of civilians. we have fox team coverage. james rosen of the state department reports on a surprise defeat in britain. we begin with what the administration is doing right now. >> reporter: we finally reached the pivotal moment where the obama administration is revealing its intelligence. to prove the syrian government is behind the attack. they are doing that as they make their case to congress even though they are not promising votes in congress. syrian president bashar al assad remained defiant denying his
>>> good morning to our virs sour viewers in the west. president obama makes his case for attack syria. new clues about when a strike might happen. now, threats of retaliation if those u.s. missiles fly. >>> mishgamerica's biggest drugstore chain is accused of overcharging at the register. and we'll meet the sensation of the u.s. open 17-year-old american victoria duval. >>> first, we begin with today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict but we need to make sure they're held accountable. >> the stakes rise in syria. >> the president's assistance assad must face international consequences have has the u.s. at odds with russia. >> signaling the u.s. may act without the support of the u.n. or or its allies. >> we'd be better off if the administration let congress authorize this activity. >> an oil rig explosion near a highway in southwest texas. all employees were evacuated safely and have been accounted for. >> former nfl star turned murder suspect aaron hernandez cut ties with his family and teamma
, despite the tough rhetoric from the whourks president obama has still not announced a decision about what, if any, military action he's going to take against the syrian regime. i'm tucker in for sean. earlier today, the administration released part of an intelligence report and moments later, the president had this to say. >> as you've seen, today, we've released our unclassified assessment detailing with high confidence that the syrian regime carried out a chemical weapon that killed well over 1,000 people, including hundreds of children. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well established international laws against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan. and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. so, i have said before and i meant what i said, that the world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. now, i have
. >> president obama spoke briefly to reporters shortly after kerry made those remarks. he was less emphatic, his message was similar. >> part of our obligation as a leader in the world is making sure that when you have a regime that is willing to use weapons that are prohibited by international norms on their own people, including children, that they are held to account. >> the team of u.n. weapons inspectors invest galting tigai attack have now left syria. pentagon officials tell nbc news that five guided missile destroyers are in the eastern mediterranean sea and nearly all of the targets have already been loaded into the warheads of some 200 tomahawk cruise missiles. a strike would be limited and tailored to syria's chemical weapons program. president f president obama were to order such a strike it will come without support from great britain. prime minister david cameron suffered a humiliate regbuk in parliament after they voted against military intervention. cameron says he will honor their wishes. france's leader says they are in, and he -- any american strike would also come without the
to support what may be about to be done and that is facing president obama right now. i think it's pretty clear from the words that we've heard, patty's assessment i concur with completely, we now have the u.s. saying they have no faith in the security council, condemning russia for blocking any efforts in the security council, the u.s. saying yes, there's the chemical weapons inquiry, those investigators out there, but we know what they're going to find so don't need to wait for them. i think it's pretty clear they are likely to go it alone. the chemical weapons inspectors will be leaving syria early on saturday morning. that perhaps and that's what observers here believe accounted be the last hurdle the administration has to wait for before possibly launching its open strikes. one other point worth raising, when the as he can tea of state john kerry was making all of those claims, many of those facts are very hard for us, whether we are nearby in syria or some distance away here in the u.n. to challenge, because we don't have access to that tort of intelligence information. he said when
to be an enjoyable switch for obama. now he can start a war that the next president will be stuck with. >> what about the rest of the world turning saying we've got wait for the u.n.? you've been through that before. >> to stop these terrorist killers. thank you. now watch this drive. >> i refuse to be roped in. ♪ >> good to have you with us tonight. thanks for watching "the ed show" from minneapolis. i tweeted out this afternoon and i think we need to think about this. at least this is where i am. if we hit syria, it's an act of war. can we guarantee innocent people won't die? syria has not hit us. so it's all about chemical weapons. it's all about the moral response that we have to have to lead the world. if you are a skeptical american, you are not alone. but it looks like the united states has laid all the groundwork it can at this point for striking syria. and if i were a betting man, i'd be in vegas and i would put money on the fact that we are going to hit the syrians. the sell job if you're skeptical is on. both president obama and secretary of state john kerry addressed the nation on syria
>> the u.s. government inches closer to military action in syria. the obama administration pushes forward, the international community is urging caution and restraint. more on the growing tensions ahead. the water of the santa barbara coast hide a secret. it has been offshore fracking even though there are no regulations and the coast was once trashed by an oil spill. pay raises and bonuses are usually reserved for rewards for doing good work that is not the case for many of the nations top ceo's, especially at a time of rowing wealth inequality. more on that later. it is friday, august 30. i am megan la paz and washington, d.c.. president obama and his cabinet are still delivering on whether or not the u.s. should become militarily involved in syria and to what extent. six jerry of state john kerry addressed the public reiterating administration rhetoric against bashar all assad. >> our concern is not just about some far off land oceans away. that is not what this is about. are concerned with the cause of the defenseless people of syria is about choices that will direct the effec
and terrorism. this is a statement. i'll read it to you, congressman. president obama is advocating his responsibility as commander in chief and undermining the authority of future presidents. the president does not need congress to authorize a strike on syria. if assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and i believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call congress back into special session at the earliest date. the president doesn't need 535 members of congress to enforce his own red line. you totally disagree with peter king. tell our viewers quickly, because we're out of time, congressman rangel, why he's wrong and you're right. >> peter king i thought was on the right track when he said the president should call back the congress. but this whole idea that he doesn't need 535 -- at least i hope he's saying we need the majority. to an extent of what his belief is, it's 135th of the united states congress. so i respect him or anybody else who believes the president is authorized to attack another count
tonight the latest on syria. president obama has told pbs he hasn't made up his mind whether to launch military action against the assad regime for using poison gas against civilians. that is against the geneva convention and is a war crime. the president told assad he would punish him if chemical weapons were used so mr. obama some credibility on the line heater. there is some dissent about attacking syria as you know lots of countries are with us. shearer washington bureau from "time" magazine. wait until u.n. investigators finish investigation inside syria. how many years do you think that's going to take, michael? >> it should be done at the end of this week, friday the' inspectors will leave the country. they are planning to leave the country on friday and then they will report their results on saturday if that is the deadline that's how long you would have to it wavment the british parliament has also said they are talking about having another vote early next week whether b. mr. weather to have some authorized military force. the other issue is the u.n. inspectors are not trying
. barack obama cancels meeting with vladimir putin. >> and the plight of african american -- the plight of afghan refugees. >> egypt felt military led government says diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis have failed. following efforts by the european union and the united arab intimates to defuse the crisis, and the u.s. are among the latest to try to break the deadlock. >> egypt has experienced renewed violence and turmoil over the last month since the military overthrew mohamed morsi, the leader of the muslim brotherhood. the political crisis in the arab world's largest nation is at a deadly new phase. >> the interior prime minister cannot be swayed even by john mccain and lindsey graham. the report blames the contraction on the muslim brotherhood. that is the official version. not everyone agrees. >> the negotiations failed because neither side was ready to compromise. everyone should be able to compromise for the country. only foreign interest will benefit if we fail. >> he hopes that egypt can move to election soon. and that the gaps can be peacefully closed without an
will be swimming a white house ceremonyny because they don't like obama's politics. welcome to the club, boys. are they principal and admirable or meanies out to hurt our president's feelings. >> and a new poll asks which are the hottest, dumbest,t, craziest and we will find out more. and finally you will meet sunny, the family's new dog. i even want to hang out with the obamas on saturday night. >> see you at the end. let's welcome our tabes. well, despite what we put herde through on this show for several years she still returns our e-mails asking her to come back. i am here with imogen lloydebbe webber. her latest book is called "the twitter diaries." and he is as talented as he is tall. she on the set of "the good wife" right now. and proving that 99% in life is having a good name and great hair. next to me is buck sexton, not to be confused with the philanthropist. >> a block. the lede. that's the first story. >> whatever, erk jerk. they took a stand by not shaking his hand. on tuesday president obama welcomed the 1972 miami dolphins to the white house for a ceremony commemorating their
gwen:with thousands killed and hundreds more poisoned allegedly by chemical weapons, the obama administration makes the case action in syria. tonight, on "washington week." tough talk -- >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria, syrian regime. timing.ptoe >> i have not made a decision. i have gotten options from our military. gwen: and today, a fierce appeal to the american people. previous storms in history have gathered when unspeakable within our power to stop them, we have been warned temptations of looking the other way. gwen: the crisis over syria boiling point. britain bows out and the u.s. to weigh in.ns >> we have to act. once the red line has been crossed, once chemical weapons have been used, i believe the president has to take action. >> i definitely believe there be a vote. gwen: and syria prepares. >> we are in a state of war now preparing ourselves for the worst scenario. gwen: is the u.s. on the verge of limited but certain war? covering the week, peter baker times," johnork harwood of cnbc and the "new and indira
in syria as a response for the use of chemical weapons. president obama also speaking yesterday, saying he is still waiting operation -- us bill weighing options -- still weighing options. we want to hear from you about not only what was given, information wise, but if you are convinced by it. here is how you can weigh in this morning. republicans,for democrats,0 offor independents.or you can reach out to us on facebook, off of twitter, and at journal@c-span.org. it was a four-page document that was put out by the administration, showing some of the cases they are making as far as what they have found in syria. this is what was unclassified, not everything was put out there. you can also find this document at our website, c-span.org. a little bit from it -- also it says -- there is more to the document and the information that was given by the administration yesterday. kerry givingstate the case, we will show some of those clips as well during the course of our first 45 minutes together. for the information that was given on syria yesterday, we want to get your thoughts and if you were con
. let's bring you up to speed. it's the option that many did not see coming. president obama telling the world that a military strike on syria will not happen unless congress gives its s approval >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. that's why i've made a second decision, i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american peoples representatives in congress. for the last several days we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. >> and for the last several minutes we've been hearing more from members of congress, senators john mccain and lindsey graham, republicans released a joint statement saying while they do believe that syria's president bashar al-assad does need to be punished, they, quote, can not in good conscience support isolated military strikes in syria that are not
the country's civil war. those realities weigh heavily on president obama today when he marks the dream anniversary, honoring the legacy of nonviolence on the eve of an expected u.s.-led military strike. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, august 28th, 2013. this "the daily rundown," i'm chuck todd. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. today is the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. of course dr. martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech before a crowd of a quarter million people in washington and millions more on television watched on that 1963 day. his remarks galvanized the civil rights movement. president obama called it one of the five greatest speeches in american history. >> when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city. we will be able to speed up that day with all of god's children, black men and white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and catholic, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old knnegro spiritual, freet last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >>
president obama. >> march 50 years ago was not merely how many blacks could join the ranks of millionaires, it was whether this country would admit all people who were willing to work hard regardless of race into the ranks of a middle class life. >> mike viquera joins us. there was forrest whittaker, oprah winfrey was there, i'm curious who the crowd responded to most. >> you know tony it was an extraordinary day, it was renewal, celebration and commemoration. a lot of people who were talented public speakers really moved the crowd. and i gt to mention there was music that was extraordinary. it was a rainy day, drizzled off and own. partnered the cliche it didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd. president obama talked about putting a shoulder to the gate and pushing back and both he and president obama who spoke after the members of the king family spoke paid some overtly political comments about the gridlock in washington as well. president obama took the podium, he immediately noted the symbolism and the reality of the fact that here we are, 50 years to the day after this speech on these
. will president obama strike syria? and what will be the cost to this country? i'll talk to sen tar john mccain. he said strikes now will be too little too late and the tragic toll of chemical weapons. dr. sanjay gupta, and the interview many are talking about. what james dimaggio's sister told me about hanna anderson. >> the hanna anderson that i saw a few nights ago on tv is certainly not the girl that stayed in my home three weeks prior to them disappearing. >> tonight, i'll talk to drew about what he thinks of her shocking claims. >>> i want to begin with the big story tonight. a report from jim acosta. >> briefed congressional leaders and key committee members this evening because the briefing was on a non-secure conference call, the information was unclassified. the lawmakers are saying administration said there is no doubt officials were responsible for last week's chemical weapons attack. one lawmaker told cnn they were told about intercepted communications from a high level syrian official, which clearly indicates they were responsible for these weapons, and the briefing did touch
president obama took the oath of office, hasn't it? he's a socialist, a communist, he's a marxist, we've heard it all. low information voters are buying this stuff. what's really bad about it all as we go into year six of president obama, now this white consecutive movement is starting to infiltrate into the legislative process in america and we sit here silent about it? i will not. this is dangerous for the country. and it needs to be directly addressed. governor dalrimble, own up, dude. do you want this stuff in your backyard in leaf, north dakota? is that the north dakota way? get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. will conservatives have the character to condemn racism in america. text to 67622. go to our blog at ed.msnbc.com. we'll bring you the results later on in the show. for more, let's turn to hillary shelten of the naacp and ohio state senator nina turner. >> mr. shelton, it has been 50 years since the march on washington. we all want to feel like we're moving forward. but when stories like this prop up, when i go to alabama and hear these comments, i thin
. and sunny, the new portuguese water dog. i even want to hang out with the obamas on saturday night. >> thank you, we'll see you at the end. let's welcome our guest. despite what we put her through on this show she returns our e-mails and schools back. imogen lloyd webber. her latest book is called "the twitter diaries." and he is as talented as he is tall. it is jake fogelness. check it out on something called itunes. bill schulz. he thinks she on the set of "the good wife" right now. and proving that 99% in life is having a good name and great hair. next to me is buck sexton, not to be confused with the philanthropist. >> a block. the lede. that's the first story. >> whatever, erk jerk. they took a stand by not shaking his hand. on tuesday president obama welcomed the 1972 miami dolphins to the white house for a ceremony commemorating their undefeated season. some players skipped the trip over political dips like offensive lineman who commented, "i just don't believe in this administration at all so i don't belong. anyone on the left or right has to respect one man's opinion." and center wh
-- before president obama takes action. give us a call on the republican democrats, and independents, the numbers are listed on the screen. if you are outside the u.s., it 585-3883. you can also catch us on twitter and facebook or e-mail us. a very good friday morning to you. i want to take you right to the headlines about syria and possible u.s. involvement today. here's the front page of "the new york times." to one of those british newspapers, "the guardian," out of london. prime minister said report shows damascus behind gas attacks. "the the front page of globe and mail" from canada. canada has no plans to participate in military strike. from a storyd you on the front page of the washington times obama may go solo against syria. president obama and his top aides try to rally support thursday for retaliatory strikes in syria. saying they remain convinced that assad used chemical weapons. british lawmakers questioned the thatgth of the claims forces loyal to present a used poison gas. u.s. intelligence officials are uncertain who control serious stockpiles of poison gas. core u.s.
of headway in that direction. and a couple of summers ago, barack obama promised us a summer of recovery which did not pan out so well, but i think this summer has really been the summer of big government. we have seen through exposures to various leaks, a lot of details emerging about the national surveillance program and the extent to which ordinary americans are ensnared in that data mining and the surveillance that is supposed to be going on to protect the country. we have seen a lot of the flaws that are inherent in obamacare. we have watched the implementation of the affordable care act sort of greek and moaned. we have seen this trend starting tough run off of the tracks. think we are starting as a country to see what is in store for us as this health care law unfolds. nancy pelosi said that we needed to pass the bill to find out what was in it. the obama administration, jay carney yesterday in a press conference promised that once all the different provisions of the bill hans von spakovsky we were really going to like it. so far that does not seem to be the case. and we are start
're in recess for another week or ten days. t there's no indication that the obama white house is asking them to come back into session. there's no guarantee in the house of representatives they would get a vote of confidence for a strike. there's significant skepticism. let's see how powerful this report they will be leasing. that could influence some of the people out there in congress. right now there's a lot of people saying hold off. >> congress is not in session until september 9th. they've been active already. some members of congress brie d ed on a white house conference call. congress wants a debate. they want the president to see authorization and they ain't going to get it, are they? >> no, they're not. if the president called back congress, there's the possibilities they would vote against him. i don't think he's very much interested in doing that. i think all of this is so much the overhang from the involvement in iraq. i think there's a feel, not necessarily about whether the united states can prove that assad has these chemical weapons. i think it's pretty clear that they feel
>> this is "studio b." president obama saying moments ago that he has not made a decision on taking action against the syrian regime for using chemical weapons, but the president says, quote, this kind of offense is a challenge to the world. that minutes are the secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters and the public, laying out some of the evidence against syria, and while the u.s. intelligence officials are highly confident that assad's regime used chemical weapons to target innocent civilians. >>> inside syria. word the military forces there have made move to prepare for any possible strike. we'll tell you what we're hearing from our sources. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> but first from fox at 3:00, president obama speaking just minutes ago, calling syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to america's national security. one, that affects nations all around the world. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. thi
over. ♪ >> mr. obama is back in washington. his response to the crisis in egypt continues to come under fire. >> for us to sit by and watch this happen is a violation of everything that we stood for. >> the administration is not signaling any major shift in policy. >> we're going to have a bill in egypt and have to sus. end our aid. >> it shows nothing but american weakness. >> i don't knowian senator paul is so out of wac about this. >> this all started with him say wiig don't have room for libertarian republicans. the party's big enough for both of us. >> stop, question frisk have made new york city the safest big city. >> stop and frick is abandoned will, people die? >> no question, violent crime will go up. violence is happening disproportionately enough of minority communities. >> it's a slippery slope. >> like burning down the house to rid it of mice. ♪ we open a new week with the president back in d.c. after a family vacation on martha's vineyard facing questions how his administration will handle two vital concerns to the nation. internationally, there's still a question of ho
couple of days where the russians already know for days it was the rebels and obama has known for days that it was assad. >> in the german parliament, which opposes military intervention, what do you think and be done to stop the fighting in syria? >> the fighting ends when all the parties come together and negotiate a truce. they have been trying for months to get all the parties within syria to the table in geneva to negotiate and it is not working. i have the slight hope that the massacre from last week, that it might be the tipping point where now all the parties are willing to discuss a peace agreement. but if that is not going to happen, i'm afraid we will see internationalization of the conflict and that will be a dramatic disaster. >> former u.n. inspector in member of german parliament -- thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. >> he has warned that strikes on syria could unleash a chain reaction that could sweep the region. >> restraint and caution are the watchwords in berlin. >> the german government has yet to blame anyone for the alleged chemical weapons attack.
after martin luther historicvered his speech, president obama stands on the same spot for the commemoration. >> no one can match his brilliance, but we are willing to take our first step for justice. i know that flame remains. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. there appears to be a split over when and how to act against syria. the british government says it will wait for a report from inspectors, but the u.s. says action cannot be held up by intransigence. as the world waits to see what the u.s. and its allies will do, syrian neighbors are preparing for repercussions. >> in syria it self the u.n. weapons inspectors have been taking their first look at one of the areas where chemical weapons were supposedly used. senior british officials are .ure americans it is hard to think britain will not be involved, but the british government is desperate to avoid huge mistakes when a rack was invaded 10 years ago. was invaded 10 years ago. i do not know, but president administration are not known to be trigger-happy. what they will de
equality great >> and barack obama, america's first black president, to lead ceremonies to mark the anniversary. king's speech was to become the rallying cry of an entire generation. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed that we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal. >> that speech was the culmination of the march on washington ivirights reforms anniversaryrreny underway in th. capital. thousands of marchers have been gathering outside the lincoln memorial, the site of the address. a short time ago, president barack obama and his wife arrived. former president jimmy carter and bill clinton are also on hand. the two other surviving presidents, george bush and george w. bush were all -- were unable to attend. president obama began addressing the crowd a few moments ago. >> we rightly and best remember dr. king's soaring oratory that they. how he gave a mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions, how he offered a celebration path -- salvation path. his words along to the ages. investing a powe
obama is deciding whether to launch a military strike against syria. he is expected to meet congressional leaders today to layout his proof that syrian president bashar al-assad was behind last week's chemical attack. hundreds of people died and western leaders are demanding a response. the u.n. security council will not approve action and britain's parliament seems to be scaling back its calls for an immediate strike. in a pbs interview, president obama expressed he has no interest in an open ended conflict with syria but said that assad's regime has dough employed chemical weapons. >> if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> again, we should stress obama has not made a decision yet on what the administration will do. that decision, though, could come within days. joining us now, white house correspondent mike live i
? and now, bbc "world news america." washington, from i'm kathy k. the obama administration makes the case, action against the syrian regime. >> the united states government 1429nows that at least syrians were killed in this attack. >> the president himself says he has not made up his mind, and any u.s. response to the chemical attacks will be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitments, any boots on the ground approach. >> saying goodbye to seamus mosty, one of the world's treasured poets, has died at the age of 74. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and around the globe. inflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military -- conflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military intervention in syria. in muted remarks, the president insisted no decision had been made, and any action would be limited and narrow. is america going to attack the assad regime, and when? mark mardell starts our coverage. in a damascus suburb, witnessed second hand by the whole world is a challenge for america and its presid
>> barack obama says something must be done about syria. >> france said it is committed to punishing the syria regime. >> columbia deploys the army after thousands march on the capitol to protest against the government's agricultural policies. >> u.s. president barack obama says he has made no final decision on airstrikes against syria over the alleged chemical attack last week. he said a wide range of options are still being considered. >> he said whatever decision he made, there would not be any, quote, american boots on the ground. >> both listen to what he had to say a few minutes ago. >> i have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options. we have consulted with allies, with congress. we have been in conversations with all the interested parties. in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground. we are looking at the possibility of a limited act that would help make sure that not only syria, but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical we
their fail. the film maker the obama administration falsely blamed for benghazi was released and he says he has no regrets. nbn tells the daily caller that he is proud of making the innocence of muslim, which is the movie. he says it was more political than religious, and it wasn't against islam, but rather the terrorism culture which he says will cause the world suffering if it isn't stopped. nocula squared as i like to call him is still in custody in a halfway house for violating his probation, aka, because the obama administration needed a scapegoat for its failure. i believe we have tape of him eating his first meal after prison. >> i didn't get to the scapegoat line until i saw the image. buck, in some weird way is this wacky somewhat shady, screwed up guy an american hero? >> i wouldn't go that far. first off, if we are going to start imprisoning people for making bad movies anybody involved in the "fast and furious" franchise is toast. they will be serving long sentences and for those responsible for the pacific rim movie should be in solitary confinement. >> how dare you go after vi
and around the world. can anything stop a strike in syria. listen to what president obama told the pbs news hour. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they are held accountable. >> so it is just a matter of time and can this country afford to intervene in syria? we' and the jury giving the shooter death. nadal hassan looked at him in the eye and shot him seven times. >> might have strong woords of criticism for president obama. >>> and you heard lora dimaggio tell me this last night about hanna anderson. >> i remember very vividly telling my brother, she's trouble. she's going to -- she's -- i said you need to watch out for that one, she's trouble. >> it was an extraordinary encounter and tonight i want to ask star jones what she thought of that and much more, plus, mom versus miley. the blogger who warns her daughter let miley cyrus be a lesson to you. we'll find out what that lesson is later. >>> we'll begin with the big stor
. can anything stop a strike on syria. president obama laying out the case tonight. listen to what he told the pbs "news hour." >> if i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us that they are held accountable. >> so it is a matter of time, and can the country afford to intervene in syria? plus the jury calls the ft. hood shooter to get the death penalty. why tavis smiley said if martin luther king were alive today he may have words of criticism for president obama. >>> and this about hannah anderson. >> i remember vividly telling my brother she's trouble. she's going to -- i said you need to watch for that one. she's trouble. it wanz encounter and we ask star jones what she thought of that and mom versus miley. the mom who warns let miley cyrus be a lesson for you. we begin with the deepening crisis in syria and what the white house intends to do about it. one of the only western reporters in syria is with us tonight. fred, mounting tension
against syria? a day after john kerry warned that the obama administration would hold the searing government accountable for "the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians," the germ breed for intervu -- drumbeat for intervention is growing louder. a strike could come as early as thursday. officials are in the process right now of declassifying documents to justify that intervention. you just heard in the past few minutes those documents could be released in the next couple of days without a u.n. mandate. the white house insists barack obama has yet to make a decision but his actions including telephone diplomacy with australia and the french president franÇois holland suggest he is trying to forge and coordinated approach. his secretary of defense says the u.s. is ready to go with all military options. when and if the order comes down from the u.s. president. the uk, david cameron cut short his summer holiday recalled parliament to debate the response to the crisis. a vote is set for i thursday. tonight we are asking how it would be legally justified. is it even legal under internat
obama has called off a joint military exercise involving u.s. and egyptian troops, saying that all forms of aid continue to be assessed and reviewed. billionceives $1.5 every year. they are holding an emergency meeting on the crisis following a request from france and great britain. >> violence continues in egypt and condemnation continues outside the country. barack obama expressed deep concern for the civilians caught up in the bloodshed, saying that martial law is oppression by force. the united states condemns the steps taken by the interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. >> he also announced the u.s. canceled a joint military exercise with the egyptian army scheduled for next month. criticism has come in from europe, as french president francois hollande said they must prevent civil war and david cameron called for an end to violence. pointedipp erdogan the finger at foreign powers which he says are not doing enough. >> the u.s. silence about palest
obama. so he go it alone in syria? >> aye? >> no? >> the nos have it. >> if the united states decides to lead military action in reprisal or to punish the use of chemical weapons last week, britain will not be part of that. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons. it is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action and i get that and the fword will act accordingly. >> we were told there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq, and there weren't. and the u.k. public is nervous about jumping into situations that require military force. >> this is a pleat embarrassment for the obama administration. here's obama trying to gather an ally or two for a pinprick and he gets nothing. >> the president of the united states has said for a year, assad has to go. now we're in a position to actually make him go, and we've decided no, we're not going to do that? that's because there's no stranstran strategy. they have no idea what they're doing. >> former secretary of defen
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